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Shot this enormous predator stalking the woodlands of the Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA, as a display in their “Dinosaurs” exhibit, Summer 2012
Canon SX40 HS
Tonemapped in Photomatix

Giganotosaurus

JIG – a – not – o – SOR – us
Name means “giant southern lizard” because it was one of the largest dinosaurs found in South America.

Giganotosaurus was even larger than the more famous T. Rex. Giganotosaurus and T. Rex did not live at the same – they were separated by 30 million years.

What They Ate
Carnivore (meat eater), who used its eight-inch long serrated teeth to prey on large plant eater dinosaurs.

Where Fossils Have Been Found In North America
Giganotosaurus fossils have been discovered in Argentina, but not in North America.

What They Did
Giganotosaurus is thought to have been an opportunistic hunter, probably picking off sick, young or elderly dinosaurs—although the ”premier predator” of its time, it could have taken its choice of prey.

How They Are Doing
Extinct. Lived in the Cretaceous Period, 100-90 million years ago.

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  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    My…what sharp teeth he has….gulp…lol This is another fantabulous shot Shutterbug! I wonder what I will be dreaming about tonight? lol Seriously though, these are really great shots that, I suspect, will be popular. I will be back! ;0) Peach

  • Thanks Peach, His dentist was always nervous…;~) Glad you liked my Dino shots, it was fun seeing and hearing them in a natural setting, I’ll never forget it!! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 2 years ago

    Fun Capture!

  • Thank you Rick!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    10-03-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you very much Kira, I wasn’t sure how this pic would be received, but I have had a strong connection to dinosaurs since I was a little boy, it all came back to me when we visited this exhibit, I felt like an eight year old all over again! Thanks again Kira, this is an honor!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    Ahhh….happy dance time! Congratulations Shutterbug. I knew this would grab peoples attention. I am so pleased to see it featured. I bet there will be more action for this guy ;0) Peach

  • Thank you so much Peach, I am happy to know that others will have an appreciation for this, like I told Kira, seeing these Dinos made me feel like a kid again, but then again you could tell when we were there, couldn’t you?! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

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